Amendment of Germany’s Foreign Trade and Payments Act: Further Tightening of Germany’s Investment Control

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German investment control law will be further tightened. In this article on the draft amendment of the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act adopted on April 8, 2020, Dr. Germar Enders provides an overview of the adaptation of the German legal framework to the requirements of the EU Screening Regulation and the renewed tightening of the existing investment control regime, i.a. with regard to stricter screening standards and new sanction mechanisms.